Your Apps, Please? China Shows how Surveillance Leads to Intimidation and Software Censorship
Publisher: Electronic Frontier Foundation
Date Written: 08/01/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX18631
Now China has taken the next step. In November, a select group of Xinjiang residents found their mobile phone service abruptly terminated. Their phone service providers told them to visit their local police station to have the service restored. When contacted, the police told them that they had been detected using a VPN, or downloading foreign messaging software. Remove the software, the police said, and you'll get your connection back.